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2019 Outlook: New House Judiciary Leader Is Hands Off on Online Sales Tax

Dec. 26, 2018, 3:02 PM

There is a new top dog in Congress overseeing online sales tax enforcement regulation and legislation.

But don’t look for the incoming designated chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), to be more aggressive pursuing online tax legislation than his predecessor Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who was known for blocking such measures.

In fact based on past testimony, Nadler doesn’t believe Congress should have an active role in structuring online sales taxes after the U.S. Supreme Court’s groundbreaking ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair tossed out Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, Court’s 1992 physical-presence threshold for ...

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